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Roland Dransfield PR

Roland Dransfield is a PR, marketing and digital communications agency based in Manchester city centre and catering for clients throughout the UK. We’re adept in creating innovative PR campaigns that have a demonstrable impact on the success of your business goals.

We create better dialogues with the people that matter to you. And use a range of tailored off and online communications strategies to help you secure new business, create positive relationships and develop an impeccable reputation that has a direct impact on your bottom line.

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  • “We appointed Roland Dransfield on the recommendation of our retained agents, Colliers. Having purchased City Tower from Bruntwood in June 2014, Schroders needed to raise its profile in Manchester as new owners in the city, engage with the business community and communicate its commitment to the city region. The team at Roland Dransfield has been instrumental in ‘connecting’ us within the city and have created invaluable opportunities within the media, professional organisations and other key platforms. They have excellent contacts,  are knowledgeable,  hard-working and enthusiastic.”

    - Tom Newman, Investment Manager, Schroders

  • I have worked with Roland Dransfield for many years both at Muse and at another property development company. I have always been able to rely on them to be a fully integrated part of our team. They understand how we work and are excellent at building strong relationships on many different levels which has great benefit to our business. Their approach to the public consultation strategy for Bridge Street, Warrington, was accurate and insightful and in a competitive tender we had no hesitation in appointing them to our team.

    - Claire Hextall, Head of PR and Marketing, Muse Developments

  • Roland Dransfield is highly professional and has taken the time to understand our business culture, all the time showing a great passion for the work they do. Coverage levels have risen beyond the targets set and the Knight Frank team is now motivated to engage in the PR effort.

    - David Porter, managing partner, North West, Knight Frank

  • Roland Dransfield has significantly increased the value of our PR campaign by adopting a strategic approach to how we communicate as a firm, as individual business groups and across specific sectors. They very quickly grasped the nature of our business and are an integral part of our marketing team. Working closely with our communications experts, they have helped us to achieve media profile that underlines the strength of our offering to the marketplace.

    - Peter Jackson, Managing Partner, Hill Dickinson

  • We have been constantly impressed with Roland Dransfield’s ability to forge a highly effective working relationship with the retailers and leisure operators at Manchester Fort to deliver a results-driven PR and social media strategy. From day one RDPR was the best team for the job and has helped us to implement a campaign that has changed the shift in the way Manchester Fort is now positioned.

    Through their extended knowledge coupled with their tireless enthusiasm, they have changed peoples’ perceptions and shopping habits. By introducing social media and engaging with our customers and retailers, RDPR has helped generate more sales and increase footfall at Manchester Fort.

    RDPR work with us as a team and everything that they do is always strategic and impeccably delivered. We are delighted with their results.

    - Nick Hilton, Senior Associate, Workman Group

  • I have been very impressed with the professionalism of the team at Roland Dransfield. ASDA Stores Ltd required a company that could offer a proactive and innovative approach to a public affairs strategy. RDPR keeps on delivering a number of great results for ASDA and show a great passion for constantly delivering creative new ways to reach audiences. They are also the first agency I have seen and worked with that uses social media effectively to help reach the local council, stakeholders, MP’s and the general public and see proven results from this.

    - Oliver Jones, Property Communications Manager, ASDA Stores Ltd

  • Taylor Wimpey had been working on a planning application in Preston and for a while we had been engaging with the public through the traditional means of media, which we quickly realised was not as effective as we had hoped. RDPR was then appointed because of the teams in depth knowledge of social media, which helped us reach a whole new audience of stakeholders and change the local audiences’ perception on the development.

    Within a four month period RDPR created a positive relationship with residents at Haydock Grange online, increased traffic to the website by 45% and in January 2012 helped Taylor Wimpey finally receive planning permission. Upon planning approval the local council even commented on Taylor Wimpey’s exceptional way in reaching the local community through innovative social media ideas, which was all thanks to RDPR’s dedication and knowledge.

    - Andrew Thorley, Strategic Land and Planning Manager, Taylor Wimpey UK Limited

  • “Our partnership with Roland Dransfield has evolved of the years that we have been working together. Twelve months ago, our clear focus moving forward was to be the leading industry voice in the social sphere. We judge our success not just based on our number of followers or our ‘Klout’ rating but also on the direct interaction our customers choose to have with us as a direct result of our social media activities. We have seen genuine commercial opportunities from this engagement and the quality of people we interact with seems to consistently improve.

    “The content on the social media we have now is really engaging, has a relevant human interest aspect (i.e. not just corporate selling, jargon, or worse ‘Happy Friday peeps’) and is positively different to the rest of the industry.”

    - Gareth Jones, Procurement & Product Marketing Director at International Timber

  • We have been impressed with Roland Dransfield’s experienced and enthusiastic team of communications consultants, who have become a valued part of our project team. Their understanding of the planning system coupled with their expertise in the both traditional and social media relations has been invaluable to the success of our pre-planning campaign.

    - Simon Hawkins, Development Director, Terrace Hill Group plc

  • They are enthusiastic, professional and good fun to work with. Roland Dransfield PR’s reporting structure facilitates clear forward planning and business development strategy. It’s become a really important communications measurement tool for our business.

    - Mark Rawstron, Senior Director, National Markets, GVA

  • There are many good PR agencies who claim to have their fingers on the pulse – Roland Dransfield uses both hands to bring life to media projects and campaigns.

    Their highly experienced consultants are crammed full of verve, passion, and effervescent enthusiasm and their combined skills, ideas, experience and knowledge are second to none.

    Roland Dransfield’s approach to our challenging brief has been highly creative, the team has nurtured and grown our national media presence and worked directly with our Board where they have listened, challenged and questioned with a focus and awareness that has delivered significant results.

    - James Brown, Head of Communications, Engagement & Marketing, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

Some of
Our Clients

  • Asda
  • The Carlyle Group
  • The Co-Operative
  • GL Hearn
  • GVA
  • Hawes & Curtis
  • Hill Dickinson
  • NHS
  • Piccadilly Place
  • Sheppard Robson Logo
  • Soapworks
  • Lancashire Drug and Alcohol Action Team
  • Manchester Fort
  • Manchester Science Park
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • The Rock, Bury, Hammerson
  • Workman Group
  • International Timber Logo
  • UMIP